Actor Nagarjuna's younger son Akhil Akkineni got engaged to his girlfriend Shriya Bhupal on Friday night. Their engagement ceremony was a family event.
Akhil Akkineni began meeting Shriya Bhupal after meeting her at an event a few years ago. Last year, the couple took their love story to their parents, who gave them the consent to take their relationship to the next level. Since then, there have been several speculations about their commitment and marriage.
The invitation card of their engagement ceremony, which hit the Internet in the last week of November, put all the rumors to rest. According to the invitation, Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal planned to hold their engagement ceremony at GVK House in Hyderabad on 9 December.
"With the benefits of SMT Annapurna and Sri Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, we take great pleasure in inviting you to the engagement ceremony of our son Akhil with Shriya, Daughter of Shalini and Somanadri Bhupal on Friday 9th December at 7pm at GVK House - Amala and Nagarjuna Akkineni, "the statement on the invitation read.
Tonight a photo featuring Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal with their parents at their engagement ceremony began to viral on social media. The buzz is that their engagement was a private affair and he was assisted by family members and close friends. The couple reportedly tied the knot in Rome to Italy in February 2017 and their families will host a reception at a later date.
However, the bride of Akhil Shriya Bhupal is a fashion designer and she is the granddaughter of businessman GVK Reddy. She is the official costume designer for Filmfare South and has worked with popular actresses Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Kajal Agarwal and Rakul Preet.
On the other hand, Akhil Akkineni entered the film industry as a child artist with Sisindri 1995 film. He played a cameo role in the movie Manam of 2014. He made his debut as a hero with Akhil: The Power Of Jua, who bombed at the box office. After his failure, the actor took a year to announce his next project. He teamed up with director Vikram Kumar for his second film.
Akhil Akkineni tweeted on December 7: "My genius, the director Vikram is finding truly new stuff! Very exciting times and I'm so happy that the wait was worth it!" Soon, everything arose and almost Ready to go.For the last year patience was my best friend.Time can move very slowly, but it finally resumes and at the right time.